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Taking the surprise out of flying: Delta’s one-stop-shop for travel day forecasts

Listening and acting on customer feedback, Delta is launching an industry-leading daily operational information platform for customers. 

  • SkyWatch Daily Outlook, a customer-friendly version of Delta’s internal operational outlook will be published each morning to delta.com and the Fly Delta app.
  • SkyWatch provides behind-the-scenes information brought directly from Delta’s experts at its Operations & Customer Center (OCC), providing customers added transparency into potential impacts as it relates to their travel plans.
  • Weather information and airport operations information will be displayed on the SkyWatch page in a consolidated, easily digestible format for customers.

Information about Delta’s daily operational outlook will now be directly at customers’ fingertips with the launch of SkyWatch Daily Outlook — a customer-facing operational communications page. Starting Aug. 12, the page will be updated twice a day on weekdays and once a day Saturday through Sunday with the goal of communicating to customers about what to expect from the day’s anticipated flight operations in an easily digestible format and language of their choosing.

Content for the SkyWatch Daily Outlook reflects information shared each morning when operations and customer groups from across the airline meet for a briefing that highlights potential challenges to Delta’s flight operations for the day ahead. This behind-the-scenes operational information provides added transparency and greater awareness to those challenges that may impact customers’ flights.

“We want our customers to be informed and know what they can expect on their day of travel,” said Dave Holtz, Delta’s Senior Vice President — Operations and Customer Center. “Our teams in the OCC are committed to running the most customer-focused airline in the business, and preparing not only ourselves, but our customers for the day’s potential challenges each morning is core to that effort.”

Listening to feedback from first-time travelers to “Million Milers,” Delta has heard an overwhelming desire for a “one-stop-shop” where customers can learn about inclement weather and other potential challenges they may experience in their travels .

Seeing an opportunity to empower customers, teams in Delta’s Operations and Customer Center will use their understanding of flight operations, weather conditions, Air Traffic Control and more to assemble this information into a comprehensive, customer-friendly outlook each morning.

By: Drake Castaneda

Source: Delta News Hub

New Airplane Middle Seat Design to End the ‘Elbow Wars’

Getting stuck in the middle seat during a flight can be a nightmare for some travelers, but one company has developed a new design meant to alleviate that stress.
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Tight air connection? Your next United flight might wait for you

Bus drivers might hold the door for a sprinting late arrival. Gate agents at the airport? Not a bet most passengers would want to make. But you just might catch a break on your next United Airlines flight. United is trying to get smarter about figuring out when planes can afford to wait for passengers with tight connections so that they aren’t stranded mid-trip. Continue reading Tight air connection? Your next United flight might wait for you

Delta expands optional facial recognition boarding to new airports, more customers

Over the next month, Delta Air Lines, in partnership with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), Minneapolis−Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) and Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) will install optional facial recognition boarding at ATL Concourse E, MSP and SLC – expanding the technology to 49 new gates and all international flights. Continue reading Delta expands optional facial recognition boarding to new airports, more customers